Political corruption

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2019 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. Upton, said he doesn't support a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But he has no problem with Democratic-led committees digging for more information. Upton told the Detroit Economic Club that "we need to know what the answers are." He shared the stage Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 with Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
October 02, 2019 - 5:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan said he doesn’t support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, but “there are legitimate questions” about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine and he has no problem with Democratic-led committees digging for more information. “We...
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U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, left, and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio pose for photographers in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Italy at the start of a four-nation tour of Europe as the push to impeach President Donald Trump gains steam at home. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 02, 2019 - 11:57 am
ROME (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday he was on the July 25 phone call in which President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. “I was on the phone call,” Pompeo said at a joint news...
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Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to the media after Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 02, 2019 - 9:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment probe (all times local): 10:25 a.m. House investigators say they will issue a subpoena demanding all White House and Trump administration documents related to President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to...
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Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to media prior the parliament session in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
October 02, 2019 - 8:07 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's former president said Wednesday he discussed investments with President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in 2017, but that he never discussed Ukrainian companies with any U.S. official. Like many Ukrainians, former President Petro Poroshenko is trying to...
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U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo speaks after meeting Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Italy at the start of a four-nation tour of Europe as the push to impeach President Donald Trump gains steam at home. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 02, 2019 - 6:28 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Secretary of State's visit to Italy and the Vatican (all times local): 1:20 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that he was on the telephone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president that is the subject of an impeachment inquiry...
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U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, left, holds a package of parmesan cheese he was given by a journalist as Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte stands beside him, following their meeting at Chigi Palace premier's office in Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Italy at the start of a four-nation tour of Europe as the push to impeach President Donald Trump gains steam at home. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 01, 2019 - 7:56 pm
ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened a four-nation tour of Europe on Tuesday as he pushed back on an effort to compel diplomats to provide testimony to Congress for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Pompeo arrived in Rome to meet with Italian officials just hours...
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Shown is a letter from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
October 01, 2019 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting a defiant tone, the Trump administration resisted Congress' access to impeachment witnesses Tuesday, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to delay five current and former...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, addresses a gathering during a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H. House committees have subpoena Giuliani for documents related to Ukraine. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File )
October 01, 2019 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, has retained a lawyer. Jon Sale, an assistant special prosecutor in Watergate, confirmed on Tuesday that he has been brought on by...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. Amodei is facing Republican backlash after being asked what he thought of the Democrats’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, and replying, “Let‘s put it through the process and see what happens.” (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette Journal via AP, File)
October 01, 2019 - 6:14 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — GOP Rep. Mark Amodei's comment seemed harmless enough. Asked what he thought of the Democrats' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, the Nevada Republican gave reporters a vague dodge: "Let's put it through the process and see what happens." Within about an hour, Amodei...
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